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REDWOOD CREEK - ORICK (ORIC1)
Latitude: 41.30º NLongitude: 124.05º WElevation: 5 Feet
Location: Humboldt County in CaliforniaRiver Group: North Coast
Issuance Time: Sep 01 2014 at 8:22 AM PDTNext Issuance: Sep 02 2014 at 9:00 AM PDT
Monitor Stage: 26.0 FeetFlood Stage: 32.0 Feet
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Historical Stage/Flow Data
Water Year
Peak Discharge (cfs)
Stage (feet)
Date
 Most Recent 5 Years
2013
20,200
22.91
Dec 2, 2012
2012
14,500
20.37
Mar 30, 2012
2011
15,100
20.68
Dec 29, 2010
2010
8,830
17.55
Feb 26, 2010
2009
17,500
21.62
Dec 29, 2008
 Historical High Stage/Flow Events (Period of Record - Oct 1953 to Present)*
1965
50,500**
24.00
Dec 22, 1964
1975
50,200
23.82
Mar 18, 1975
1956
50,000**
23.95
Dec 22, 1955
1953 50,000** 23.95 Jan 18, 1953
1972 49,700 23.67 Mar 3, 1972
* Most recent continuous record back to Oct 1953 with segmented periods back to Sep 1911
** Different datum
Location Photographs
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Official 7 Day National Weather Service Forecast   (CAZ001)
Today: North of orick and sunny. South of orick and partly cloudy in the morning then clearing and areas of smoke and patchy fog in the morning. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 71 to 81 inland. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: North of orick and mostly clear. South of orick and partly cloudy and patchy fog overnight. Lows 49 to 59. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. North of orick and areas of smoke in the morning. South of orick and patchy fog in the morning. Areas of smoke through the day. Highs 64 to 74 at the coast and 74 to 84 inland. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Lows 50 to 60. North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 65 to 75 at the coast and 75 to 85 inland. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night and Friday: Clear. Lows 50 to 60. Highs 64 to 74 at the coast and 74 to 84 inland.

Friday Night and Saturday: Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 59. Highs 62 to 72 at the coast and 72 to 82 inland.

Saturday Night through Monday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows 49 to 59. Highs 61 to 71 at the coast and 71 to 81 inland.
Impacts - E19 Information
35.0 FeetThe river is within 2 feet of top of levee. Flooding of roads in the Orick area is possible. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
36.0 FeetThe river is within 1 foot of top of levee. Flooding of some roads in the Orick area is likely. Persons living or working in areas protected by the levee should be prepared to take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
37.0 FeetThe river level is at the top of the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. Many roads in the delta area may be flooded and impassable including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action and move to higher ground if necessary. High tides and strong onshore winds amplify effects.
38.0 FeetThe river level will be overtopping the levee protecting the town of Orick and adjacent areas. The entire delta area from Prairie Creek downstream to the mouth will be inundated. Travel through the area will be severely restricted with numerous road closures, including US Highway 101. All persons in the area should take appropriate action to protect life and property, and move to higher ground as necessary.
Product Disclaimer

This river graphic is not intended to serve as a substitute for official flood watches, warnings, advisories, or statements issued by the NWS Eureka Weather Forecast Office. Observations are preliminary and subject to change. River levels identified as "forecast" should be consistent with those contained in official NWS products. River levels identified as "guidance" have significant uncertainty due to future weather or reservoir regulation and are provided for planning purposes only.

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